Archive for February, 2012
You can grow many varieties of plants with a vertical garden plan. Flowers, greenery, vegetables and fruit can all do well with vertical gardening techniques - and most of the time, yield more than a traditional, horizontal garden space.
The deep freeze is not the only time of year that causes mayhem in the garden. A very warm spring like last year when May was the best "summer" month brings plants on too fast and out of season.
You buy a packet of flower seeds while standing in line at the grocery store. You think 'they would be pretty in that spot out in the backyard'. Did you ever wonder where those seeds came from in the first place? Okay, so you know they came from the original plant; it produced seeds, somebody gathered them and they were deposited into this little packet. But how did those seeds come about?
Granny really does know best as I found out. She spent a year transforming her garden which only included a patio heater - my breath was taken away when I returned a year later. What other pieces of garden furniture did she use and what about flowers?
As a grower, you already understand that you can only do as well as the equipment you use. In other words, if you try to grow with bulbs that have a very limited portion of the spectrum in their lighting capabilities, then you are going to end up with minimal growth and plants and flowers that are even damaged from getting too much light or heat. Some people, when they are not careful about the kind of light they use, end up actually burning their plants and flowers.